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Today pigeon racing is a sport for the whole family in a highly social environment. It combines animal husbandry with the natural desire for competition. Electronic Timing Systems and One Loft Races have brought this popular sport into the 21st Century. Find out more…

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Contacting the RPRA

Under the current circumstances, a number of staff are working from home and a couple are on furlough. The way you contact us has therefore changed.  Below is an updated list of contacts. It is best to use e-mail if you can, and to call only if you cannot e-mail. In any case, please do […]

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh – Pigeon Release

Pigeon fanciers from all over the UK released 10 pigeons from various towns and cities at 12 noon on Saturday, in honour of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.  RPRA Development Officer, Richard Chambers, streamed a live liberation from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire – the site of the Lichfield City tribute.  The following video […]

EU Animal Health Regulations – Channel Racing

The following has been provided as an update by a representative of the Export Team at Defra:  A meeting took place on Tuesday 13th April between Defra and the Commission. On the long list of agenda items was the impact of the New Animal Health regulations on channel racing. Defra have now followed this with […]

Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

In anticipation and preparation that racing will commence in the very near future, we wish to take this opportunity to remind club secretaries of the requirements to inform the APHA of the location and details of gatherings (race marking) at least seven days in advance. Given that the race season would have normally started by […]